Secret Origin of The Shadow Hero Part 1

The Nerds of Color

by Gene Yang | Originally posted at

Tomorrow, First Second Books will release the first digital issue of The Shadow Hero, a six-issue miniseries written by me and drawn by the tremendously talented Sonny Liew! The Shadow Hero #1 will be available via Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, and B&N Nook for the low, low price of $0.99!  A print trade paperback collecting all six issues will be available July 15, just in time for Comic-Con.

The Shadow Hero revives the Green Turtle, an obscure comic book character from the 1940s who is arguably the first Asian American superhero.  Like so many Golden Age characters, he’s in public domain now.  You can read more about him and his creator Chu F. Hing here and here.  You can find all of his original adventures at the Digital Comics Museum, an amazing free resource for comics fans.


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